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Feb 5, 2013 5:00am PST
time. >> it is 5:54. a big change in education. california 8th graders are no longer required to take algebra, the state board has decided to end the 15-year-old policy of requiring 8th graders to take algebra one, california has moved in line with what most other states offer something called common core curriculum and can still take algebra or another math class as long as the school office the courses. critics fear that struggles schools will eliminate algebra altogether for eighth graders. >> we have been left behind in the world as far as education standards. we will lose our place unless we keep a rigorous regime for california. this is going in the wrong direction. >> supporters of the move insist that math classes will be rigorous without the algebra requirement. >> numbers from the energy department show americans spend an average of $2 hurricane,900 n gasoline. the high nest 30 years but we are spending more but using less because of fuel efficient vehicles and better driving habits. a second study from the union of concerned scientists finds drivers spend as much on ga
Feb 7, 2013 5:00am PST
council on education will announce they recommend degree credit for five undergraduate courses offered by a palo alto-based company. the courts are free but students need to pay between $100 and $1930 to get credit for the class. they offer online classes from leading universities including stanford and duke. >> record numbers of people are buying homes with cash. it is changing the way homes are sold in the bay area. state-wide, 146,000 homes were purchased with no financing last year. in the bay area that is 26,000 homes and that makes it tough for some buyers whose higher offer could be rejected in favor of cash. >> selling agent told us we had the higher overall offer without they accepted an all cash offer because it was close enough and they want add quick close and all that. >> it is not just first time buyers in the $400,000 range but affects the $1.5 million and $2 million range. >> it used to be downsizing empty nesters who paid cash but now others are cashing out stock options. >> tee off is 8:00 a.m. in pebble beach national pro-am. yesterday a few of the more well-known amate
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
treats to raise funds for their educational programs. last year a record 4.3 million boxes were sold. many of those to me. next on abc7 news at six, an fbi sting stops a plot to blow up an east bay bank. what we are learning this morning about the suspect's history. and the huge wintry mix are storm in the >> good at day morning, everyone. ice 6:00 a.m. i'm katie marzullo. we will start off with a quick first look at the weather. here's lisa argen. good morning. >> good morning. >> very little wind in our east bay valleys. it's chilliest here. warmest here downtown san francisco in the upper 40s. if you head on out we are dropping off to near freezing from concord, livermore and even along the central coast it's cold. 35 in san jose this morning. otherwise it's clear and a little milder in the north bay. this afternoon numbers will run a also bit cool but very pleasant. plenty of sunshine. 56 to about 60 in oakland and santa rosa. and the evening hours. numbers will drop off quickly. chilly, anywhere from 50 to about 40. talking about similar conditions for the end of the weekend but
Feb 3, 2013 5:00am PST
right into turlock's education fund. it seems abc7 news reporter wayne pried man has been just about everywhere this past week in new orleans. giving us the flavor of the french quarter and bourbon street. this morning he's outside of new orleans where he met some swamp people. >> fifteen miles southwest of new orleans, did you ever hear of lafeet, louisiana? eats a place where even this weekend the super^bowl is an afterthought. >> what's the big attraction? >> alligators. >> we are entering the heart of louisiana swampland darkness. only the bravest souls venture here, boat loads of them. >> it's awesome but it's creepy. >> he's animals -- >> they are real? >> they are real. >> real enough to touch and hold? i must be on something right now, i don't know. >> and thanks to the navigating skills of the captain, they are right off the side. >> we don't have alligators in l.a. >> do you want to pet him? >> no. i wouldn't mind a pocketbook. >> it's all part of the national preserve. the alligators are protected yet but you haven't seen a big one yet. now you have. here's a look at the d
Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
, counter and evacuate. abc7 news education reporter leeann me len dez got exclusive action to a recent training session at san jose city college. >> lock down, lock down, lock down. >> those two words mean an intruder is on campus. >> maria, open the door. where are you! >> this is how they deal with an active shooter. >> oh, wendy, i'm home, dea respect! open the door. >> the people behind the door tried to barricade themselves using what they can find, a table, a rope, anything to keep the intruder from coming in. >> people will survive, people will act appropriately if we give them guidance and if we give them permission to do so and that's what this is about. >> a texas based company called response options is straining people on how to go beyond the duck and cover mode. teaching them to go as far as confronting the gunman. joe is playing the role of the active gunmen. people who are taking this course are learning three fundamental things, run, hide, and fight. >> sean thompson is a teacher. he convinced his school district to let him take the two-day course. he will now tr
Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
educate dog owners of beach safety as part of the awareness campaign. there have been five drowning deaths at bay area beaches since november. in each case, the victim had their dog with them and some of them jumped in the water to save the pet at a wave swept them in the ocean. officials want to educate dog owners on hazards including what to do if their pets get swept to sea and how to swim out of a rip current. >> in sonoma, health officials are investigating the first confirmed rabid cat case in the county in 16 years. the domestic cat bit someone in glenn ellen and that person received a rabies shot. officials say the incident highlights the dangers of not vaccinating pets. v.i.p. pet care will be offering $5 dog and cat vaccination for three weeks. >> this morning, you notice a difference in the air? >> it is chilly more so than yesterday but in frost on my car. mike? >> my car did not have any either, temperatures in the mid-30's but thicker fog. we have pretty complementary weather in new orleans with a lot of sunshine and mostly sunny headed through the weekend and near nor
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